Narrowing the Gaps

The power of investing in the poorest children

A newborn, wrapped in blankets, sleeps in Wau Hospital in the city of Wau, capital of Western Bahr al Ghazal State in Southern Sudan.
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Highlights

This report provides compelling new evidence that backs up an unconventional prediction UNICEF made in 2010: The higher cost of reaching the poorest children with life-saving, high-impact health interventions would be outweighed by greater results. This new study combines modelling and data from 51 countries. The results indicate that the number of lives saved by investing in the most deprived is almost twice as high as the number saved by equivalent investment in less deprived groups.

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Cover page of Narrowing the gaps report

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UNICEF

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English,
French,
Spanish

ISBN

978-92-806-4884-3

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